have been circling the East Bay in California that famed AFI front man
, has been chosen for the starring role in the upcoming installment
of the never-ending Crow franchise, "The Crow 4: Reign of Havok." The movie,
to be directed by Rob Zombie, has Mr. Havok in an all to familiar role
as a punk-goth rocker. Aside from that, the movie relies on the same plot
as the last three - guy dies, comes back to life, has a bird, then blood,
death and a little bit of hilarity ensues.
to our diligent promotions coordinator, Bob and Izzy were able to interview
the greasy, dread-locked director, and his plucky star.
So Rob...how's it going?
Oh, you know my life...sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere.
Davey seems like such a hard worker - is filming coming along quickly?
Do you expect this movie to be next summer's blockbuster?
Actually, we finished shooting yesterday.
Yeah, the last two movies were such piles of sh*t, I figured I could do
all the filming with a camcorder in my backyB&I:
You have brilliant work ethics there, Rob.
I do what I can.
What inspired you to cast DAVEY HAVOK?
To be honest, I've pretty much sat on my ass since releasing "American
Made Music to Strip By" so I didn't have a lot of money to spend on this
movie. C'mon, look at the guy! We saved at least twenty-five thousand dollars
in costuming and makeup alone!
We see where you coming from here Rob.
Can you tell us more about the movie?
Basically, DAVEY plays the front man of a punk-goth rock group called
"Bloody Socks." My brother, SPIDER from POWERMAN 5000 plays a rival
rocker who is secretly a space overlord. He hates the Bloody Socks, and
blasts DAVEY with his super-electric hand beams right after the Bloody
Socks receive a record deal.
That sounds really exciting and action packed!
Yeah, except the "super-electric hand beams" are really just balls of aluminum
foil - the budget thing, you know.
Oh...it was nice of you to cast your brother in the movie.
He asked me to. Something about trying to clear away the stench of his
band's appearance on Beverly Hills 90210. Anyway, DAVEY comes back
from the dead and with the help of his chicken spirit guide, he maims and
slaughters all in his path!
Wait a minute, did you say, "Chicken spirit guide!?"
Um, yeah. It's actually a baby chicken. It kills you with cuteness.
So where exactly does, "The Crow" aspect of the movie come in?
Other than the title, it doesn't. I just needed a genre and / or franchise
bandwagon to hop on. I tried to use "Star Wars" but George Lucas had his
hired goons give me a steel toe to the dome. Plus, Davey provided the chicken
and looked quite stricken when I said he couldn't use it. How can you ignore
those puppy-dog eyes?
That's very true. Well, thanks for your time Rob.
No problem....hey, can I interest you in some officially licensed DAVEY
Um...nah, we're good.
If you change your mind, you can find them at Hot Topic with a retail price
So Davey...how's life?
One big dark room, as usual.
Peachy...can you tell us how this whole collaboration came about?
Well, it started with an early evening at the Men's Club. Rob and I were
lounging around sipping red wine when...
Davey, don't lie.
He saw me at Gilman and asked me to be in the movie. I was moshing to the
Nerve Agents, saw Rob and over the din I heard him shout, "Hey you! Spooky-looking
motherf*cker! BE IN MY MOVIE!" How could I say no?
We see. Is it true you used your wily ways and puppy dog eyes to get a
friend into the movie?
Yeah! Good old Pecky.
hugs a small, stuffed chick sitting on his lap.]
always wanted to be in a movie. I tried to get NICK13 from TIGER
ARMY the role of the bad guy but he's allergic to aluminum foil.
That's too bad. What's the best part about this role?
I'd say it's that I get to stray from my normal image - I get to be punk-goth.
I'm usually referred to as death-rock.
Did you do anything special to prepare for this role?
I went to Hot Topic and listened to Sisters of Mercy a lot. BRODY
from THE DISTILLERS let me look at her pack of cloves. I think that was
the hardest part.
Well, thanks for your time Davey, we wish you the best of luck with your
budding movie career.
Pecky and I are going to be the next Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Just wait